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The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist (Remastered)

by JUNIUS

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PabstBlueRibbonOysterCult This band has had such a smooth evolution in sound. If you start with their album "Forcing out the Silence" and just listen through their discography to "Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light", it sounds like one long-ass LP. Slight shifts in sound, getting heavier as it went but all around a similar tone. Love it. Favorite track: Stargazers & Gravediggers (Remastered).
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Why do we call for a sun's rise (When) the raining of fire will atone Born on the floor its our birth rite Facing the spires of control The belfry calls out to our fathers To lead us all down to our knees Silence is bred with conversion The chimes ring out our defeat You know that I’ll try hard God dares, waits oh! My fate awakes oh!
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Lightning proclaims, the earth is in flames Violence begins as our gods ascend Thrown on a pyre, it's mythos inspired Fading away, the prophet, the sage God damns us to fire and my lye will wash over you We’re born to this foul design We take it with ease, you know its not right The needing to know, it's a common desire They’re feigning control, conspire Why deny, you know you feel it The old erratics, the ghosts in static You know not what you call out More fire, wade out to the gyre God damns us to fire and my lye will wash over you As we roam a shore is shown, it ushers in the fearless and the meek Don't you see we're searching on shorelines We'll stoke the fires, but ignore the tide It's failed to rise Look up, the force, the calm, the storm
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Prepare yourself to face the coming change Wake up defiant and warn the others Wake up the fire inside your voices We are defined by what we inspire Remembering the end of the world brings me restless nights Calling me from above, a choir recites: change is coming And i awaken the fire inside my voice I tremble and shake as it fills the void The day turns into night I am catastrophe We are fire in form and I will make myself, make myself rise up, rise up to fall Why don’t you lay it down, lay it down on the line and then we will rise Living in the dirt, breathing in my worth Make no mistake, this is my rebirth Before the days of the cataclysm, we obeyed the law of one We just wanted to breathe, we wanted to be We are the son’s of war, married to a past violently ignored So I face my imperfect desires, waiting for this age to expire We are fire in form and I will make myself, make myself rise up, rise up to fall Why don’t you lay it down, lay it down on the line and then we will rise
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Working through the night Waiting for a sign as I sacrifice under candle light Books bury the room, the comforts of a tomb I’ll rewrite everything that we knew Obsession take my life, as the years they pass me by I grow tired as day breaks into night The more i perfect, the more blood I shed Because the better we are, the harder we starve I am confined to scorn my life Because the better we are, the farther we’ll go to scar We are so curious, we are the fault in all we know I am consumed and it just kills me when I’m out of the room I cannot give up, it’s almost done I’m just waiting for a sign from above War fairs, blood shared Do you notice we forget We’re born of the same design, but there is a great divide The force of the lore, the fate we ignore Born with a blinded eye, we are designed to find The source of the soul, the faith they withhold My life is not mine, I gave it to the world and its closing in My battle begins and now it's my time to show all The true wrath of god, the past we forgot and I will shine light for all Bound to the signs above
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I’ve waited to face the world on a stage My time is now, I answer to Sariel The order attacks at will, there’s blood to spill Wage war, lay down your life to the night sky They’re waiting for just one world They’re digging my grave while I stare away at the starlit sky I answer to Sariel They hold me under the ground as I'm screaming out Wage war, lay down your life to the night sky They’re waiting for just one world Please help me through this time Please give me one more sign How can you deny, when I gave my life All of my life, I’ve waited to rise They hold my heart for sacrifice, so I call out to Wage war, lay down your life to the night sky They’re waiting for just one world
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On the night that we met, the feelings of dread We knew it be hard, god, i love the regret My work is all I know I swear when I am done our life can be as one But we just have to Wait for the time when we're right, I can feel it inside My god we've waited so long, this time we took will go far We’re born to follow with heart and soul and we’re so torn and it's so hard to hold Now we’re scared to find out the heights of love because it's so high and we’re so far up Wait for the time when we're right, I can feel it inside My god we've waited so long, this time we took will go far The patience we have shown, no others can fare Our story is the one only few can compare We will both exchange a smile, when we tell the kids our trials This is what we have inspired No matter what our fate, I will always be yours On those days i turned away, you were always my world Wait for the time when we're right, I can feel it inside My god we've waited so long, this time we took will go far Wait for the time when we're right, I can feel it inside My god we've waited so long, this time we will go far
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Why don’t you come home, why don’t you come alone Why don’t you try How’d you get lost I want you to know, I will always decide to be by your side Wait now, we want to find out why you won’t Wake up, wake up dear sir You're ready to go Wake up, wake up it's done Go home tonight, she’s waiting there all alone I don’t want to give up on life, so I'm spending my time in patient isolation I've fallen so hard, left the one I care about in the dark It's nothing more than a selfish pain I’ve kept for too long It’s time to let go I’m on my way home to get back what we’ve lost Wait for me now, waiting all night Wake up, wake up dear sir You're ready to go Wake up, wake up it's done Go home tonight, she’s waiting there all alone Wake up, wake up dear sir You're ready to go Wake up, wake up it's done Go home tonight, she’s waiting there all alone
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Standing around a grave, chanting lines from a page It's the mourning denial, an age old recital The fear of uncertain fate An ember falls from the sky, foreshadowing our demise It's happened before, the fables ignored A subject most vital and why he has sacrificed Why is a death required to turn a flame into fire? A radiating force, a memory adorned At last he was admired We lower him in the ground, pour dirt on his furrowed brow The procession recedes, some fall to their knees Blaming the gods for a loss that they have found We will find Sacrifice We will rise Blinding light You know I tried so hard to find the fire in all of us And now I rise to the heavens above Ascension absolves none of us

about

JUNIUS are excited to announce that Pelagic Records will release their 10 year anniversary re-issue of their critically acclaimed album "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist." This re-issue will have a new album mix by Tom Syrowski (mixed Mastodon's Grammy winning album "The Emperor of Sand" with the legendary Brendon O’Brian) and remastered by Billy Bowers (Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Mastodon). All the artwork has been redesigned and reworked by Drew Speziale (Circle takes the Square) and Joseph E. Martinez to return it to Drew's original layout and stunning illustrated design. Go to juniusmusic.com to order Vinyl/CD/Merch.

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released September 4, 2009

Written by Junius
Produced by Junius, Kevin Mills & Tom Syrowski
Mixed by Tom Syrowski
Mastered by Billy Bowers

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